Tri Marine Organizational Announcement

Appointed as General Manager of National Fisheries Developments LTD (NFD)


Bellevue, Washington, 8 July, 2013

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Frank Wickham as General Manager of NFD with effect from July 8 2013.

Frank holds degrees in Agriculture from the University of the South Pacific (BSc) and the University of East Anglia, U.K. (MSc). He commenced work as a research agronomist and then went on to be Head of the School of Natural Resources at the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education.  After managing an EU funded project in the Solomon Islands for three years Frank joined the South Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) in Apia, Samoa where he stayed for seven years. Most recently he has been the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment.

Frank brings to his new role much experience in administration, government, multinational organizations and the South Pacific region. He has the skills and experience to lead NFD forward in these fast changing times. Please give him all the support that he would both expect and need in order to make his work successful.

Adrian Wickham, who was General Manager since 2000, will continue as a member of the NFD board of directors.

Background on NFD & Tri Marine

National Fisheries Developments LTD (NFD) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tri Marine Group of Companies. Tri Marine’s business includes fishing, procurement, processing, and trading of tuna and other seafood products. A privately held company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Tri Marine has offices in 14 countries with 12 processing plants strategically located around the globe.   The company’s fleet of 21 fishing vessels operates primarily in the Western Pacific, ten based in American Samoa.  Since its founding in 1971 in Singapore, Tri Marine has grown to be one of the largest tuna supply companies in the world serving well-known CPG brands as well as processing plants and fishing companies.